Collection of the best homemade easy rainbow desserts and recipes, including rainbow cakes, rainbow cupcakes, rainbow cookies. Great for kids birthday parties or St.Patricks' Day parties!
I have gathered all the popular colorful desserts from the site and put them together in this post. This way, they are all easy to find in one place now.
Whether you are looking for vibrant cakes, cupcakes, cookies, this collection has it all!
A lot of these easy desserts recipes can also be modified slightly to make unicorn desserts, which is another popular theme these days.
In general, rainbow desserts seem to be popular all year but they gain even more popularity during St.Patrick's Day and it's still one of the most popular kids party themes.
For more inspiration, especially if you are looking for something to make for St.Paddy's Day, be sure to check out these Green Desserts (St.Patrick's Day Desserts).
How to make rainbow desserts?
- Food coloring - Use liquid colors or gel colors to tint/dye frosting, cake batter, cookie dough e.t.c.
- Colorful sprinkles- They come is in all types of shapes and sizes.
- Colorful fondant- It can be homemade or store-bought.
- Colored chocolate- Candy melts are a great choice.
- Colorful cereal- There is so much variety these days.
- Colorful candies- Such as m&m candies.
- Colorful edible markers- These are great for adding details.
No Bake Desserts
My favorite rainbow dessert- Edible Cookie Dough Balls
My favorite rainbow dessert has to be these super simple no bake edible cookie dough balls, loaded with sprinkles. You can enjoy them in a bowl with a spoon or enjoy them in the shape of truffles. They are homemade with simple ingredients and ready in just 10 minutes. There is no need to turn on the oven either!
There are a few tips to keep in mind. First, if the dough is too dry and crumbly, mix in some milk to thin it to your desired consistency. If the dough is too sticky, mix in some flour to your desired consistency. Second, be sure to remember to heat treat the flour in order to make it safe for no bake desserts. Spread flour in a large baking tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes. Third, use unsalted butter because the salted version makes these little bites too salty. Fourth, if it's too hard to roll dough into balls, chill mixture in fridge for 45 minutes - 1 hour to make it easier to handle.
With regards to variations, try different colors or shapes of sprinkles, other extracts and even other add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruits, shredded coconut, chopped-up candy bars, roughly chopped Oreos. You can also dip them in melted chocolate. Consider filling them with a soft and chewy caramel or Rolo candy, which is a lovely surprise when you bite into them.
In terms of storage, leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Edible Cookie Dough Balls (Rainbow Dessert)
- Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. This takes about 3-5 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract, flour and mix until combined.
- Mix in milk if the dough looks dry and crumbly.
- Add sprinkles and gently mix it into the dough with a spatula.
- Scoop out small portions of the dough and roll into balls and enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.